The Art of Dada
By the time you read this, the Dada exhibit at the National Gallery of Art will be approaching its closing on May 14th. If you haven\’t seen it, get yourself down there if you happen to live in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area.
There is plenty to feast on, but the root of the movement is adeptly placed at the horrors of World War I, with all its insanity of inhumanity. From Zurich to Berlin to Hannover to Cologne to New York and finally to Paris which eventually ran its course, the viewer will not be hungry for lack of visual stimulation and background knowledge.
Yes, Dada was a revolt of its times and to get the attention of the masses dadaists had to create their own shocking manisfestations to make their point.
I don\’t know when the National Gallery decided to put the exhibit together but in light of country\’s history since 9/11 and recent blatant atrocities to our human rights in the country, it is time for a new movement in this era.
To this end, I invite you to stay tune to the call to this end in the next posting on this blog.